Topic Title: Fit 16:9 resolution in 16:10 screen WITH black borders
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 01/12/2013 04:04 PM
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Hey there. I'm new to this forum so please excuse if I don't follow the general guidelines.

I just bought a new system for Eyefinity gaming, with two new BenQ 16:9 1920x1080 22 inches displays for a better experience. I already had a Samsung  1680x1050 22 inches display, which I still use as my center screen for Eyefinity.

My videocard is a Sapphire Radeon HD7970 2 GB and I use latest drivers Catalyst 12.10 on Windows 7 Pro x64.

So now obviously these are not the same aspects ratios, so it shows some distorsion when transitioning from one display to another, which I would like to remove.

What I want: set all screens resolution to 1600x900, considering my main 16:10 screen would have black borders that fills the gap between 16:10 and 16:9 display. I could then align my monitors and use the borders corrections correctly.

Now I know some 4:3 games with good drivers could still show in 4:3 without stretching (and with black borders) on a widescreen monitor, so I supposed it would be possible for another change of aspect ratio as well.

I already tried playing with image adjustments in My VGA Display (yes, still VGA) but it doesn't seem to do anything useful, at least if I'm using it correctly. I also tried with a DVI cable and in Flat Panel Properties, see if I could play with GPU scaling, but it's all greyed out.

Anyone could tell me if there's something to be done or if I'm doing something wrong? Thank you.

 01/12/2013 05:17 PM
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GPU scaling is grayed out if you're at the native resolution. Turn it down temporarily until you set it, then change it back.


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